Flood report confirms authorities ‘too slow’ to act

Wallasey & Moreton

An independent report into the flooding that devastated 100 homes in Moreton and forced others to be evacuated has concluded that authorities were too slow to share information and react to rising water levels.

Commissioned in the wake of the September floods that saw the Arrowe Brook break its banks and pour into homes around the Millhouse Lane, Tern Way and Wastdale Drive areas of the town, the report by AECOM, concludes: ‘Information about the scale and severity of the flooding was slow to surface and reach key decision makers‘ and ‘misconceptions about roles and responsibilities of the different agencies impacted on the effectiveness of the flood incident response

Local Councillor Chris Blakeley (Conservative, Moreton West & Saughall Massie) said: “This report confirms the views of the people most affected – that the response of the authorities was too little, too late and that, had authorities…

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